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'''Subspace''' is an alternate dimension referred to in many science fiction settings.  While the details of subspace vary, a common characteristic is that subspace phenomena and technologies can defy the known laws of physics by exceeding the speed of light.
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'''Subspace''' is an alternate dimension referred to in many science fiction settings.  While the details of subspace vary, a common characteristic is that subspace phenomena and technologies can defy the known laws of physics by exceeding the [[lightspeed|speed of light]].
  
 
==''Star Trek'' Subspace==
 
==''Star Trek'' Subspace==
In [[Star Trek]], subspace lies behind many futuristic technologies.  "Subspace fields" allow ships to travel at [[light speed|faster-than-light speed]]s, for instance.  Messages transmitted through subspace also travel faster-than-light.  [[Mass lightening]] is another subspace technology that somehow reduces the inertial mass of a starship, allowing it to accelerate quickly with a small amount of thrust for its true mass.
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In [[Star Trek]], subspace lies behind many futuristic technologies.  "Subspace fields" allow ships to travel at faster-than-light speeds, for instance.  Messages transmitted through subspace also travel faster-than-light.  [[Mass lightening]] is another subspace technology that somehow reduces the inertial mass of a starship, allowing it to accelerate quickly with a small amount of thrust for its true mass.
  
 
Normally, subspace only influences objects in normal space within the confines of a technologically created subspace field.  The separation between normal space and subspace can thin, however, where intense subspace fields are used regularly.  For example, constant warp-speed starship traffic through the Hekaras Corridor thinned the barrier between normal space and subspace, and the subsequent self-destruction of a starship's [[warp drive]] in the corridor created a rift between the dimensions.<ref>TNG "Force of Nature"</ref>
 
Normally, subspace only influences objects in normal space within the confines of a technologically created subspace field.  The separation between normal space and subspace can thin, however, where intense subspace fields are used regularly.  For example, constant warp-speed starship traffic through the Hekaras Corridor thinned the barrier between normal space and subspace, and the subsequent self-destruction of a starship's [[warp drive]] in the corridor created a rift between the dimensions.<ref>TNG "Force of Nature"</ref>

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